I had a problem similar recently, just wouldn't stay on. Found out that there is a flaw with the sensors on those cars for the ignition "talking" to the computer's Passlock II thing. The car thinks it's getting stolen so it engages the anti-theft which turns off the fuel injection. You just have to reset the Passlock. Turn the key to the first On position where you have radio but no windows, leave it for 10 minutes until the little Security light turns off. Turn off the key then start it.
Don't know if it was your problem, but just so you know, the sensor part will eventually start failing with this car.
Two weeks prior to this I had the car in the shop and they replaced the security passlock on the car since it wouldn't start at all that time. I did take it back this time and they couldn't find anything wrong with it since it was starting and staying started. They told me they did see some codes regarding the BCM and a couple of other things, but couldn't find the problem. Thank You for your solution. My car only has 33,120 miles on it and it seems to be getting more and more problems. Thank You again
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Feb 15, 2013 - Uploaded by carexpertandy
How to start this 2001 Oldsmobile Alero ... to let me know my car still on if i dnt make the payment they turn the car off at the lot and it wont start.
sound like theft security problem.when you try ten minutes did you leave ignition switch on position for ten minutes until the security light turn off then turn off ignition switch for 5 seconds then try starting vechicle.when you do 10 minute trick security light has to turn off or disappear when you see security light go off turn off switch 5 seconds then try starting vechicle.
If there is spark out of one coil than its not the crank sensor.
does this have one coil assembly with 6 posts or are there three individual coils?
If it has three individual coils try swapping the coil that works with one that doesn't. If the one that wasn't working now works and the one that was working doesn't than you have a bad module. If the coil that was working still works and the coil that doesn't work still doesn't work than you have a bad coil.
If it has one coil with 6 posts I would replace the coil and the module. It is not uncommon for the coils to go bad and take out the module at the same time.